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Friday, August 29, 2014

Independence - For voluntary organisations and charities

From Paul O'Keeffe

Dear Commonty,

Next Tuesday impartial academics from the Future of the UK and Scotland teams and members of the SCVO are holding an special referendum event that we wanted to let you know about.

Here are details of the event:

Academics from the Future of the UK and Scotland research teams are working with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations to hold an impartial event looking at the independence referendum, next Tuesday in Dumfries.

The half-day event: Everything you want to know about the referendum but were afraid to ask is free and open to everyone, but will have a particular interest for those working in the third sector—charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. It will be held on the 2nd September from 9.30am-12 noon at the Easterbrook Hall. Booking at  or phone: 0131 474 8000.

Professor Michael Keating
Professor Michael Keating and colleague Dr Bettina Petersohn of the SCCC are part of the major Future of the UK and Scotland research project involving universities and think thanks across the UK, which aims to help inform the referendum debate, and look at its consequences whatever the outcome.

Dr Petersohn said:

“Voters are hungry for impartial information and analysis. There is an understanding that issues are rarely black or white and I think that we, as academics, have an opportunity to help inform the discussions. We can't predict the future, but we can share our research results, provide factual information where possible and explain why sometimes facts can't be provided.”
Dr Bettina Petersohn

We would love to see you there. 

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